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The Emmy odds

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Debonaire and witty Mad Men carries the torch for quality television.

Spoiler alert! I have no idea what I'm talking about.

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards air this Sunday on NBC, and boob tubers around the country are bursting with commentary on what should happen, what will happen and what deserving nugget of small-screen gold has been overlooked completely. Unfortunately, some of us have no TiVo, unstable schedules and an embarrassing fear of Hulu. Some of us are a few seasons behind the regular world of television viewers.

(I'm proud to say, for instance, that I just finished all three seasons of Arrested Development, which apparently won its share of Emmys — like, five years ago.)

For those of us without any real, current television knowledge who are still striving to join the Emmy discussion, Johnny Avello is here to help. The Wynn Las Vegas race and sports book director has broken down the entertainment odds for the upcoming award show, so you'll know just who to root for, mathematically speaking.

Use this information wisely. I'll put $20 on Mad Men, which I'm hoping to watch by 2015.

Best Drama Series

Mad Men — Even

Dexter — 7 to 2

Lost — 5 to 1

Breaking Bad — 8 to 1

The Good Wife — 12 to 1

True Blood — 20 to 1

Best Comedy Series

Modern Family — 6 to 5

Glee — 3 to 1

30 Rock — 7 to 2

Nurse Jackie — 10 to 1

The Office — 12 to 1

Curb Your Enthusiasm — 24 to 1

Best Actor – Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad — 7 to 5

Michael C. Hall, Dexter — 2 to 1

Hugh Laurie, House — 5 to 1

Jon Hamm, Mad Men — 10 to 1

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights — 14 to 1

Matthew Fox, Lost — 18 to 1

Best Actress – Drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife — 5 to 6

Glenn Close, Damages — 4 to 1

Kyra Sedgewick, The Closer — 5 to 1

Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights — 9 to 1

January Jones, Mad Men — 12 to 1

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU — 20 to 1

Best Actor – Comedy

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory — 5 to 1

Tony Shaloub, Monk — 3 to 1

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock — 7 to 2

Steve Carell, The Office — 5 to 1

Matthew Morrison, Glee — 6 to 1

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm — 16 to 1

Best Actress – Comedy

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie — Even

Tina Fey, 30 Rock — 4 to 1

Lea Michele, Glee — 6 to 1

Toni Collette, United States of Tara — 7 to 1

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation — 8 to 1

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine — 18 to 1

Best Reality Competition Program

The Amazing Race — 7 to 5

Dancing with the Stars — 9 to 5

Project Runway — 5 to 1

American Idol — 8 to 1

Top Chef — 12 to 1

Best Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Jeff Probst, Survivor — 8 to 5

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race — 2 to 1

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol — 4 to 1

Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars — 6 to 1

Heidi Klum, Project Runway — 12 to 1

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